Dave Wrangler – Dieser Name taucht immer wieder in den Playlisten hier auf dieser Seite auf. Der 28jährige Texaner ist Musiker, Produzent, Remixer, DJ und hab ich was vergessen? Jetzt hat er gerade sein erstes Album “Heads Up Houston” fertig gestellt, kostenfrei auf seiner Webseite www.headsuphouston.com zu bekommen. Also war es mal an der Zeit, ein Interview mit ihm zu führen!
Who are you and where are you at the moment?
I am Dave Wrangler, and I consider myself to be an artist that happens to working in the musical realm at the moment. I compose and produce music of all kinds, work with video, DJ, and play a few instruments.
Are you an early bird or a morning grouch?
I am very much an early bird. I cannot wait to get out of bed every morning. In fact, I silently consider sleep to be my number one enemy. If I didn’t have to sleep 5-8 hours per day i could accomplish so much more in a shorted period of time!
How do you start your day, what are the first things you do on waking up in the morning?
I start my day by opening my beat up Macbook and checking my email. After checking in on what the universe delivered to my inbox during the evening hours, I will head to the gym to train. Upon return I will shower, make myself breakfast, and scour the internet to find new posts about anything I’m involved in. I may have a graphic design project that I need to pick up on music to send out. Also, I am in my final year of studying marketing and international studies at a private university here in my city-so I may head off to school shortly after.
Do you like music in the morning? What kind of music do you prefer?
I love to hear music in the morning. Typically in the mornings, I like to listen to instrumental music, or really laid back hip-hop. For the most part I like to keep a steady heart rate, so nothing to fast or aggressive.
What music or band did you hear this morning?
I never burn CDs to listen to in my car unless they are rough drafts of songs or mixes that I’m working on. Today was the mix that I did for ByteFM. I’m handing it out at my gigs over the next few weeks so I want to make sure everything is EQ’d properly and on point. I really try to not rush things anymore as I’ve done in the past. It’s so easy to get excited about a project and put it out into the universe before it’s really had a chance to ripen to it’s fullest potential. That’s something that I’m definitely getting better at doing.
When does your morning starts if you were DJing the night before?
First a glass of water. Then it usually picks up in the same fashion – just with a bit of moaning and groaning. I have a very hard time sleeping past 9 am regardless of when I went to bed. Also, it’s tradition that I eat Mexican food after a night of DJing. It’s the best hangover remedy around!
Can you be creative in the morning or is your time the night time?
I went on a trip to Costa Rica with a good friend two summers ago and really found much of my inspiration on this trip. It was my 27th birthday and I was sitting on this amazing beach listening to music in my headphones. I will always remember, I was listening to “Juicy” by Notorious B.I.G., and I felt like a transformation was happening. At the time I was working in the house music arena; which I found to be spiritually draining. I felt like there was so much that I knew about the world, music, and myself that I wasn’t expressing. At that point, I made a myself a solemn promise to avoid being confinement to any one thing, group, or person. My personal philosophy is centered around the idea of freedom from constraint.
Do you dream of music sometimes?
This question… I am constantly thinking about music, at the very least in my subconscious; similar to the way a computer is idle but still working and computing and running algorithms.
What is your favourite breakfast, rolls or muesli, coffee or tea or…?
My favorite breakfast would have to be fresh carrot juice, oatmeal with soy milk, egg whites with avocado and a blueberry waffle with honey and peanut butter.
Other interesting projects?
I’m currently working on putting together a label called “Modern Day Love Songs.” In my opinion, all timeless music comes from the joys of love or the despair that is left when love is gone. The first releases will be of Dave Wrangler, You(genious) and an EP from my deceased grandfather, Lefty Van Taft. He was a brilliant rock & roll singer/guitarist in the 60s that couldn’t overcome alcoholism; which ultimately killed him. After he died last year, several reel-to-reel tapes of his original music were discovered.
At the moment that are all being transferred to a digital format. It never got released, so I’m going to work my magic and release it myself. I’m really excited to offer this to the world!